Acrodermatitis enteropathica in a full-term breast-fed infant

Research paper by Sukhjot Kaur, Gurvinder P. Thami, Amrinder J. Kanwar

Indexed on: 01 Jul '02Published on: 01 Jul '02Published in: The Indian Journal of Pediatrics


Acrodermatitis enteropathica which is a manifestation of zinc deficiency, is rarely seen in breast-fed infants. A child with typical acral rash, zinc deficiency and low breast milk zinc levels is described. The importance of awareness of this entity in breast-fed infants along with differential diagnosis is being emphasized.